Creative bloodlust

Bringing people together to make gruesome props

Want to squirt some blood and throw a few brains around? Shane Sutherland wants to hear from you.

Modern matron

Sue Allen still remembers one of her very first shifts working at Wairau Hospital.

Last rites for Ward church

End of an era for region's Catholics

Marlborough's Catholics are to mark the end of an era on Sunday and hopefully a new beginning, as the Ward church is formally shut for demolition.

Fluoridation debate

More people are against fluoridation than for it, according to the results of a poll.

Bus shelters cost nearly $220,000

Almost a quarter of a million dollars spent on two Picton bus shelters and artwork on another.

Roundabout worries pub owner

St Peter Chanel church Business owners are concerned about a proposed roundabout at the Spring Creek intersection of State Highway 1.

Conservative spurred by National's 'arrogance'

Malayan Emergency National's dumping of longtime Kaikoura MP Colin King was one of the prompts that led Picton man Howard Hudson to stand for the Conservative Party.

Poor prospects ahead - nurse

Nursing work force will be in trouble if more funding is not pumped into opening up more jobs, a nurse says.

NZ's first whale, seal sanctuary created

Cook Strait iwi gains recompense

Malayan Emergency

Veterans mark 'forgotten war'

It was called an emergency for insurance purposes but to those who served, it was definitely a war, Sven Herselman reports.

Captain's injury blow for college

Sekope Lopeti Marlborough Boys' College first XV rugby team has been struck by an injury setback ahead of their pivotal home Press Cup match against St Bedes College tomorrow.

Key shield team member mourned

Kerry Hodges, a key member of Marlborough's 1973-74 Ranfurly Shield rugby team, died suddenly on Wednesday.

Commonwealth Games over for Craig

Development hope to bounce back

Sekope Lopeti

Devils ready for tough test

Marlborough Red Devils rugby coach Mark Stewart is taking nothing for granted heading into Sunday's Seddon Shield challenge against West Coast.

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Introducing Nicholas & Frances

Wedding of the week A heart-meltingly romantic proposal in Paris and a couple of serendipitous moments made this union unforgettable.

Bygone treasures

Maike van der Heide meets one Blenheim woman who brings household items from bygone eras into modern times.

Unusually delicious

Singular wines a hallmark of O:TU

Nelmac Garden Marlborough.

Taste the good life

Bookings are open for this year's Garden Marlborough, offering a bounty of garden treats and the usual high standard of horticultural workshops.

No victory for Israel

Palestinian man gestures near house destroyed by Israel strikes against Hamas In war, the perception of who is right and who is wrong differs markedly, depending on where you are viewing the carnage.

Letters to the editor

Political rivals clash over alleged media censorship in today's letters to the editor.

Listen to your mum

We have to adapt and clean up


Racism is not a harmless joke

David Taylor was one person who raised concerns about an anti-Muslim "joke" posted in the name of Gigatown Blenheim on its Facebook site. He explains what prompted him to do so.

Glass half full for industry

Sekope Lopeti Wine reporter Chloe Winter spoke to four-long serving members of the Wine Marlborough Board about why they are standing down and what's next for our wine industry.

Wineries expand to meet demand

Business is booming at Marlborough wineries, with several expanding to meet increased demand.

Crowdfunding gets tick

Ladder fall inspires gutter sucker

Sekope Lopeti

Nautilus toasts global success

Within 30 years, Nautilus Estate has grown from an ambitious idea to a world-renowned premium wine brand.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from July 29.

Community calendar

A round-up of community events for the week ahead.

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week.

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Youth to get jazzy

Sponsored content by Marlborough 4 Fun - the 2014 Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival begins August 6.

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